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    Default Ghetto Mod

    So I needed some extra cooling on my HD 6950 because it tends to run hot with dual monitors. I used some zip ties to suspend a 120 MM fan I had laying around below the card. It really is a "ghetto mod" but reduced GPU temp by 6 degrees. Here's some pics. What do you guys think? LOL.





    Last edited by SamCR3; 23-11-2011 at 02:55.
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    Default Re: Ghetto Mod

    Hahaha... does the job for a pretty cheap mod...
    But since you have plexi on the side why not cut into the side panel plexi and mount the fan there...

    I did that with my Corsair 800D window before I went water cooling.. also cooled the card down by 5c

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    Default Re: Ghetto Mod

    Well, I don't want to cut the plexi because, like you, I will eventually go WC on this card and won't need the fan. This should work for now though. I think I have a red LED 120 MM around here somewhere that I may swap in using some longer more durable zip ties. I think that will look better.

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    Default Re: Ghetto Mod

    Reapply tim to the GPU. You can lose up to 10 degrees

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Reapply tim to the GPU. You can lose up to 10 degrees
    Will do, when I get some that is. Thanks. BTW, how much do I use on a GPU. Same as CPU (pea size drop) or less?

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    It's depends on the surface same. On my gtx 470 it was a bit smaller then pea size. I have done it so many times now I just eye ball it now.

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    Thanks Kenny. When the time comes, I may PM you for advice if you don't mind.

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    Default Re: Ghetto Mod

    I like it if it's working for you. Nothing like an immediate fix to tide you over untill you have time to squirt the TIM on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    I like it if it's working for you. Nothing like an immediate fix to tide you over untill you have time to squirt the TIM on it.
    Speaking of TIM, did you ever receive your IC24K from the giveaway? I didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SamCR3 View Post
    Speaking of TIM, did you ever receive your IC24K from the giveaway? I didn't.
    Not yet, but Doc is checking on that as I understand it.

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    Default Re: Ghetto Mod

    Hey Sam great little mod till ya go full on water!

    I have the CoolerMaster STORM SNIPER case which allows you to install a 140 or a 120 mm fan in the bottom of the case between the HHH cage and the power supply and it draws cool air into the case.

    It looks like your case may have this option also from the first 2 pics you posted? If so you may want to try the fan their as it will be drawing in cool air from outside the case. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4hams View Post
    Hey Sam great little mod till ya go full on water!

    I have the CoolerMaster STORM SNIPER case which allows you to install a 140 or a 120 mm fan in the bottom of the case between the HHH cage and the power supply and it draws cool air into the case.

    It looks like your case may have this option also from the first 2 pics you posted? If so you may want to try the fan their as it will be drawing in cool air from outside the case. Just a thought.
    Thanks. The mod actually had its genesis in something my 9-year-old stepson said. Out of the mouth of babes, I guess.

    No slot to mount a fan on the bottom. What you see is a mounting bracket for an SSD cage in between the PSU and HDD cage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realneil View Post
    Not yet, but Doc is checking on that as I understand it.
    Thanks. I'll PM him I guess.

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    Hey sam nice mod on the fan, I know I have been there before,lol. Have you ever considered an open air case like the skeleton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReU_VOoDOo View Post
    Hey sam nice mod on the fan, I know I have been there before,lol. Have you ever considered an open air case like the skeleton?
    Thanks.

    I thought about it, but I have too small dogs that shed like crazy so hair would be a major issue. Besides, I really like the look of my CM Storm Enforcer and I won it here on PureOC so I have to put it to good use. The case has great airflow, it's just that all the HD 6900 series cards tend to run a little on the hot side with dual monitors connected. No temp issues with a single monitor, but I need dual for my work. I'm not too concerned though, my card idles at 50 C and never gets over 68 C while gaming, and that's with the fan set on auto.
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    Default Re: Ghetto Mod

    I hear you on the multi monitor issue, I never had a problem with temps before with my 2x hd 5870's then once I got my eyefinity setup they almost burst into flames. If I play bf3 with all my monitors on I will hit 100 C. So working on some cooling solution now. I was just asking you about open air because I have an old one laying around that I want to get rid of. Any news on a w/c setup?

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